Welcome to Appalachian Mountain Project Access!

Rural Appalachia struggles with healthcare issues significantly more than other areas across the country.

People in the Appalachian Highlands are dying from heart disease, cancer, COPD, injury, stroke, suicide, and diabetes more than people in any other region across the United States.

Finding out you have a significant health challenge is scary for all of us.

For individuals in our community with no health insurance and dealing with financial hardship, getting this news brings desperation and hopelessness. Knowing their lives depend on treatment they may not be able to receive affects their mental health, their families, and their hope for the future.

We believe that health is a fundamental right, not a privilege, and we are committed to making this a reality.

Appalachian Mountain Project Access is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate healthcare gaps by providing meaningful access to healthcare through a coordinated system of primary, specialty, ancillary, hospital, supportive, and social services for the low income, uninsured, and medically needy residents of the Appalachian Highlands.

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Our Mission

To provide meaningful access to healthcare through a coordinated system of medical, supportive, and social services for the low income and uninsured residents of Northeast TN and Southwest VA.

Our Vision

We envision a community in which all individuals have access to coordinated, comprehensive system of healthcare.

Our Regional Impact


Over $100,000,000 in Donated Specialty Medical Care since 2007!

Our participating community of hospitals, specialty providers and diagnostic centers have donated millions of dollars of specialty medical care, diagnostic services and medical procedures.

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Over 15,000 patients served since 2007!

Since 2007, Project Access served more than 15,000 patients in the Appalachian Highlands and provided hundreds of thousands for appointment transportation and medical equipment.

Our 21 County Appalachian Highlands Service Area

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Meet Our Leaders

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Andréa Brady Verzi, LMSW (She, Her)

Executive Director
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Sara Jones, BA (She, Her)

Director of Programs
Sarah Scott

Sarah R. Scott, MSSW (She, Her)

Director of Community Impact

Your Contribution Saves Lives and Provides Access to Hope!